New FBI documents released Friday showed that President Barack Obama used an undisclosed pseudonym in his email communications with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — and that at least one of those emails wound up on Clinton’s private email server.
Moreover, when investigators showed Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin this particular email in 2012, she expressed shock at the finding.
“Once informed that the sender’s name is believed to be pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: ‘How is this not classified?’” the FBI report on this particular facet of the investigation read, according to Politico.
“Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president’s use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email,” it added.
According to reports, the email was sent on June 28, 2012, and had this at its subject line: “Re: Congratulations.” It may have referred to a ruling made that day by the Supreme Court upholding a key provision of theAffordable Care Act.
These bombshell revelations signaled the president’s own potential involvement in the former secretary of state’s transmission of classified intelligence.
“This exchange strongly suggests Clinton and the president knowingly discussed classified material in an unclassified setting and hence broke the law,” Raj Shah, research director at the Republican National Committee, explained to the New York Post.
They also hinted that Obama knew about Clinton’s private email server, despite having claimed otherwise. During an interview with CBS News in March of 2015, he specifically stated that he had learned about her private email server from a New York Times report.
“The same time everybody else learned it through news reports,” were the exact words he uttered when asked when he had learned about the server.
Yet three years earlier, he had apparently sent an email to her server and even used a pseudonym to hide his identity. Seems reasonable.
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